|Location||Preston, Victoria, Australia|
|Owner||50% Vicinity Group & 50% GPT Group|
|No. of stores and services||330|
|No. of anchor tenants||9|
|Total retail floor area||95,311 m2 (1,025,920 sq ft)|
|No. of floors||3|
Northland Shopping Centre is a major shopping centre in Preston, approximately 11 km north of the Melbourne Central Business District in Victoria. It is the largest predominantly single-level shopping centre in Melbourne. It has more than 330 stores all spread over one floor apart from the cinemas, Timezone arcade and Pancake Parlour on a smaller top level.
The centre is anchored by a Myer department store (4 levels), Kmart and Target department stores, Coles, Woolworths and Aldi supermarkets, as well as Best & Less and JB Hi-Fi, and a Hoyts Cinema complex.
Opening in 1966, Northland Shopping Centre was one of the first self-contained shopping centres in Melbourne. The shopping centre was built and owned by the Myer Emporium. The original shopping centre consisted of 3 malls radiating north, east and west from a centre stage area. It housed 73 tenants and 6 professional suites. Some of the original retailers included Myer, Coles New World Supermarket, Buckley and Nunn Department Store, McEwans, Woolworths Variety Store and Coles Variety Store. A feature of the shopping centre was the Northland Market located at the south-west end of the shopping centre.
In July 1983, the Myer Emporium sold the shopping centre to the Gandel Group of Companies. It is currently owned 50:50 by GPT and Vicinity Group.
In early 2006 Northland shopping centre was one of 7 buildings suspected of harbouring legionnaires disease after an outbreak which killed one and infected 7 others in the area. Subsequent investigation by the Coroner - Dr Jane Hendtlass (Case No 729/06) confirmed that alleged buildings nearby did not contain the disease
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Northland Shopping Centre.|
- New legionnaires' case confirmed By Jordan Chong (2 March 2006 - 3:41PM) theage.com.au
- Killer bug kills elderly man By Michelle Pountney - Herald Sun (2 March 2006 12:00am) - News.com.au
- (10 March 2006) The Australian
- Coroner's Report (Case No 729/06) - Dr Jane Hendtlass (11 May 2006)
- Northland Redevelopment Newsletter-June 2008 http://cms.cfspm.com.au/Assets/Files/NorthlandDevelopmentNewsletterJune.pdf